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TAOS, NM—Yesterday, Steve Pearce, candidate for Governor of New Mexico, announced his plans to attract new businesses to the state and expand the use of renewable energy. In speaking to members of the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative in Taos, Pearce unveiled his plans to expand renewable energy in New Mexico and build an "all of the above" energy economy that creates jobs for New Mexicans while keeping energy affordable for our families.

"We appreciated Steve Pearce taking the time to personally visit with the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative yesterday to share his vision for New Mexico. I fully support Steve's plan to expand the renewable energy industry in New Mexico by working to attract companies to our state, including those that have committed to using 100 percent renewable energy. We don't have to pick between renewable and traditional energy sources in New Mexico - we can build a diverse energy economy that creates jobs and provides affordable energy to our families. Steve Pearce is the right person to lead that effort as Governor and I look forward to working with him to expand the renewable energy industry in rural communities like Taos County and across our state," said Luis Reyes, Jr.

ALBUQUERQUE – For the second time in just a few weeks, Michelle Lujan Grisham is running an ad across New Mexico that simply doesn't square with her record. Lujan Grisham was already busted for claiming she was responsible for reducing opiate overdoses as Secretary of Health. An AP fact check blew that claim wide open, confirming that overdoses actually increased on Lujan Grisham's watch.

Now Lujan Grisham is running away from her long record of failing to support law enforcement officers. Her latest ad calls for "more police with the best technology" and takes credit for "millions of dollars for our police." But as an elected official, Lujan Grisham repeatedly refused to fund New Mexico law enforcement and used her position in Congress to try to stop a training program for the Albuquerque Police Department.

ALBUQUERQUE — Dorothy Runnels, a lifelong Democrat and widow of former Democratic Congressman Harold Runnels, today endorsed Steve Pearce for Governor.

"Our state needs help in so many ways. I tell every Democrat I know that in the race for Governor, Steve Pearce is the right person for the job. Steve Pearce puts the country and the people of New Mexico above party. I am proud to support his candidacy and know he will be a great Governor for all of New Mexico," said Dorothy Runnels.

ALBUQUERQUE – Michelle Lujan Grisham is desperate to talk about anything but her humiliating trip to Puerto Rico, where she was caught partying on an official Congressional visit that was supposed to be about assessing hurricane damage.

"Dem Rep, Gubernatorial Candidate Spotted Drinking, Dancing on Puerto Rico Trip to Assess Hurricane Recovery Progress."

"Lujan Grisham, who is running for governor in New Mexico, joined House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif) and about a dozen other Democrats to ensure the islands 'have the money needed to not just recover,' but to 'rebuild better than before,' according to the St. John Source."

"Lujan Grisham drew attention to the need for further action on the islands, but what she didn't mention was her social activities of dancing and drinking at the Chandelier Bar, a ritzy hotel bar within the El San Juan Hotel. The hotel, where most of the delegation stayed, is described on the website as being 'synonymous with Puerto Rican luxury hospitality.'"

"In the pictures obtained from a tracker, Lujan Grisham is seen drinking with Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D., N.Y.) on at least one occasion at the Chandelier Bar. She is also seen dancing with an unidentified man at the hotel." (Washington Free Beacon, 7/31/18)

But her attempt to change the subject might be even more embarrassing: her campaign lashed out with an unhinged attack against Steve Pearce, who was visiting San Felipe Pueblo with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to push for more affordable housing for New Mexico's tribes and pueblos. Lujan Grisham's response to Pearce's work with the federal government to advance solutions for Native American housing sent a message that she would rather score points with fabricated attacks than stand up for New Mexicans in need.

"Michelle Lujan Grisham's attack on Steve Pearce for advancing affordable Native American housing isn't just embarrassing, it's disturbing," said RPNM Chairman Ryan Cangiolosi. "She's telling New Mexico's tribes and pueblos that she's willing to use them as a tool to score political points but could not care less about the issues affecting their communities."

 "Pearce is working with the federal government to develop solutions for New Mexicans living in poverty," Cangiolosi continued. "Lujan Grisham seems to think that is unacceptable but partying at an exclusive, chic hotel in Puerto Rico on taxpayer dollars is fine."

gavin clarkson rsGavin Clarkson, Candidate for NM Secretary of StateLAS CRUCES, NM- Dr. Gavin Clarkson, a former NMSU business professor transferred $10,500 from his congressional campaign account Tuesday to help fund his new campaign for New Mexico Secretary of State. Clarkson was nominated by the Republican Party of New Mexico's State Central Committee during a July 7 meeting.

ALBUQUERQUE — Steve Pearce announced today a plan for more jobs, higher wages, and increased investment in New Mexico. He released the following statement:

"New Mexico must do more to invest in our people. Today, I am announcing a new plan to change the way our state invests our own money to allow more resources for New Mexico workers and New Mexico businesses. As Governor, I will work with the State Investment Council to increase investment in New Mexico's economy so that businesses can create economic prosperity, pay higher wages, and create more jobs in New Mexico rather than leaving for other states.

Albuquerque ― Today, gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham released her plan to lift New Mexico families out of poverty and help them reach their long-term financial goals.

"Nearly one out of every five New Mexicans lives in poverty and that's absolutely unacceptable. To build a strong economy in New Mexico, it's crucial that we spur real job creation and economic development and invest in a new direction for public education so no families are left behind," said Michelle Lujan Grisham. "My plan will raise the minimum wage, protect families from predatory lenders, and renew the fight against hunger because our state is only strong if our families are succeeding instead of living paycheck-to-paycheck."

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Congressman and candidate for Governor Steve Pearce today hailed Congressional passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The legislation compliments and enhances Pearce's apprenticeship plan for New Mexico. He released the following statement:

"There are few greater rewards in life than the ability to find meaningful work to provide for yourself and your family. I am proud, at both the federal and state level, to support every effort to give students and adults the technical training to find such work.

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